Union Dissolution Day
|Union Dissolution Day|
7 June is Norway's Independence Day
|Celebrations||Flag flying day in Norway|
|Next time||7 June 2019|
Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden 1905|
The Norwegian royal family
Liberation Day (8 May)
Norwegian Constitution Day (17 May)
The Union Dissolution Day, observed in Norway on 7 June (though not a public holiday), is marked in remembrance of the Norwegian parliament's 1905 declaration of dissolution of the union with Sweden, a personal union which had existed since 1814.
Royal return after WWII
By historical coincidence, 7 June was also the date in 1940 when King Haakon VII of Norway and the royal family, along with the Norwegian cabinet and parliament, had to leave the country after escaping the German forces during the WWII invasion of Norway; and it is also the date in 1945 on which the King returned after 5 years of exile in London.
- Norway 1905–2005 – Newspaper Aftenposten 's Union Dissolution Centennial feature
- 7. juni-beslutningen www.norgeshistorie.no University of Oslo (in Norwegian)
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